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An Evening with Beth Beamish & Catherine Moran

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Christchurch, 8013

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An Evening with Beth Beamish, the author of ‘Dyslexia. Wrestling with an Octopus.’ in conversation with UC's Catherine Moran.

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In this conversation, Beth Beamish, a mother with a sixteen-year-old dyslexic son, will chat with UC’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Catherine Moran, about what can be done to help a child with dyslexia.

Like many adults, Beth’s dyslexia wasn’t picked up when she was at school. She only discovered she had it when she researched ways to assist her boy. Now, ten years down the track, she has written a book and is passionate about helping parents tackle dyslexia.

Beth and Catherine will chat about the importance of early assessment for learning challenges. Using a mix of personal experience and academic research, they will discuss the problems associated with being dyslexic in a mainstream classroom, and the overlapping difficulties, such as ADHD, which often accompany the condition. Beth will also share information about the resources she used to teach her child to read and spell and how she helps him deal with the health and social issues commonly found with dyslexia.

Beth Beamish, the author of Dyslexia. Wrestling with an Octopus. 10 Tips to Help Your Child was in her forties when she recognised dyslexia was behind many of her embarrassing bloopers.

Driven by a desire to understand the condition, Beth read everything about dyslexia she could lay her hands on and attended lectures and presentations. The information she gathered over seven years became her book—Dyslexia: Wrestling with an Octopus. 10 Tips to Help Your Child. She backs her recommendations with research and over a decade of experience helping her son overcome his learning challenges.

Beth Beamish is the author’s pen name, and her book has received five-star reviews from both parents and educators.

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